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Old 03-05-2008
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Front Cross Member?

On a post someone said the 4x4 ranger has a front crossmember where they mount the tow hooks, Now is this a real part if so where could I get a photo of one to duplicate it?
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its welded on there is a guy that just cut his off for a bumper. take a look in the snapshots section
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It's bolted on actually. Bolted to the frame, bumper is bolted to the cross member. Some people call it part of the bumper.

The truck probably already has it I would think.

The only welded on cross member up front is the one that the lower control arms mount to.

[edit] Or am I thinking of something else? I don't recall seeing a welded piece there. Whatever it is, my winch mounts to it using the tow hook holes.
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Griggs, the crossmember is welded onto the frame.

Here is l2en's truck with the stock crossmember:

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Yup, welded. Had to cut it offf for my bumper number 1....then weld in a tow bar to replace it a few years later for bumper number 3....it never ends...
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ok so mine has one, See I thought it did not after reading a few posts stating the 04+ 4x2 did not have it edge or not. but now that i see that photo of the blue truck I have one and im good now,


I wanted to make a custom light bar and if it worked out something I could sell but I want it to be a direct bolt on with little to no modification needed. It would be made from 7/8 DOM or 1" DOM 1/8 wall tube and tig welded. I want it to be strong but not overdone.

It will also be powder coated. Maybe even color choices...
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Okay, that picture makes it clear, thanks. I thought it actually bolted to the ears the bumper went on and the bumper bolted to it.
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